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University of North Carolina Asheville to Receive 2013 William E. Bennett Team Award part of Newsletter Articles
The 2013 recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science are a team of University of North Carolina Asheville faculty members: Ellen Bailey (foreign languages), David Clarke (biology), Amy Lanou (health and wellness), Leah Matthews (economics), Karin Peterson (sociology), Jason Wingert (health and wellness), and Sally Wasileski (chemistry).

Noyce Foundation Award to Support a Second Cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnerships part of Newsletter Articles
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce that a second cohort of Civic Engagement Partnership Support Awardees has been welcomed into the Science Education and New Civic Engagement Responsibilities-Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE) initiative.

Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida part of Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida
David Green, Instructor II, Florida Gulf Coast University College of Arts and Sciences Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences Environmental Biology, BSC 1051C, is a 3 credit hour non-science majors course ...

Noyce Foundation SENCER-ISE Partnerships Selected: Cornell, Fordham, Hamilton, UConn, Sciencenter, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Green Society Policy Institute, and the Connecticut Science Center for Join National Science Foundation-Supported Partners part of Newsletter Articles
The Noyce Foundation has enabled NCSCE to make awards to support the work of four new civic engagement partnerships in our SENCER-ISE initiative.

Students Develop Chemistry Projects that Impact Daily Campus and Community Life part of Newsletter Articles
In an effort to keep the students motivated while integrating new key elements into the curriculum, a flexible, modular SENCER project was developed at Southern Connecticut State University, where students could, with minimal guidance, develop a project related to their own interests.

Agenda Now Available for November 2 SCI-New England Meeting part of Newsletter Articles
The day will be full of workshops introducing participants to SENCER, providing discussions of innovative pedagogies and partnerships including a panel from Campus Compact. In addition, there will be a workshop for administrators on leading change on your campus.

Students Develop Interactive GIS Watershed Map for Smartphones part of Newsletter Articles
Recently, 'Harbor Happenings,' a magazine published by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, featured an article on a student project that involves the creation of a GIS (geographic information systems) map of the Corkscrew watershed that works with smartphones as part of Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida.

SENCER Model Course Integrating Technology and Community Engagement Recognized at Conservation Land Workshop part of Newsletter Articles
The course Professor Green featured in his presentation was selected as a SENCER model in 2013. "A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed: Interactive Smartphone-ready GIS Map" is available now on YouTube.

NCSCE's GLISTEN Project Joins the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps part of Newsletter Articles
Last fall, the US Forest Service, on behalf of the National Council, reviewed letters of intent from such programs wanting to become the first member organizations of the 21CSC. GLISTEN, a program of NCSCE's SENCER Center for Innovation Great Lakes, was one of the first higher-education programs to be so designated.

The Noyce Foundation Issues Working Paper to Examine Cross-Sector STEM "Ecosystems" in Informal and Formal Science Learning part of Newsletter Articles
The Noyce Foundation recently released How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning, a working paper by Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill. In the report, Traphagen and Traill explore 15 "STEM learning ecosystems" across the United States. They note that STEM learning ecosystems, a new term used to describe formal and informal education collaborations, encompass "schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people," in out-of-school settings.